Free breakfast (toast peanut butter or Nutella), great staff, lockers in the dorms, clean rooms and bathrooms, and a fantastic rooftop to take in the scenery of Arab street. Wifi works extremely well, subway is a 10 minute walk away, Little India is about 10 minutes away... We've been travelling through Southeast Asia for about 5 months now... This is a great spot.
One of the cheapest spots we've found in SE Asia. No lockers, which is a bummer, but the woman who runs the place is a real gem and offers to store your valuables with her for the day. She even picked up our tickets to Singapore from the bus station for us, and gave us map of the town too. Very close to the river, Little India, and the street market. You will not find a cheaper place in Melaka, that's for certain.
Staff was great... We even ran in to one of the guys who runs the place on the street, he recognized us, and pointed us in the right direction for where we wanted to go. Good location, 2 minute walk from the metro, basically right next to Chinatown. Definitely not a party hostel, but if you want to meet some people, just walk over to Raegge Mansion
Stayed here around Full Moon and it was a great party, met tons of great people. They also got us discounts on a few activities around the island like Wipeout Koh Phangnan, which was a blast. Decent food, although overpriced (same with drinks). Kind of in the middle of nowhere, but the festivities at night time make up for it.
Very secure hostel (they hae security cameras in the rooms to carch anyone stealing anything) great wifi, and really well organized. It's entirely run by westerners so the language barrier doesn't exist, which is nice for a change. Scooters available for rent for 200 baht and within walking distance of Sairee beach (maybe about 10-15 minutes). The hostel "bar" is across the street and nothing special. As result we didn't see many people actually going there, kind of tough to meet people
Really nice and efficient Italian guy runs the place, and he serves very cheap pasta and pizza. Also down the road is the best Italian good we've had in Asia, also run by a few Italian guys. Our room was quite clean and the beach is about a 10 minute walk if you take a shortcut through the dirt path by the construction site, otherwise it's about a 20-25 minute walk.
Fantastic hostel. Bathrooms and floors cleaned daily, staff is very helpful and speak perfect English. Also, close enough to Khao San Road to walk but far enough away that you don't get the noise. Great breakfast spot (called Chomp) next door.
Good staff, very helpful with booking onward travel. Bathrooms were clean enough, but our dorm was infested with Mosquitos and one of the locker doors was coming off its hinges. Good location with very good food nearby, close to the night market as well.
Amazing hostel, possibly one of the cleanest we have ever stayed in. The white temple is about 20 minutes away by scooter which you can rent from the hostel. For getting to Laos, they supply you with a VERY useful step by step guide that you can take with you. Free glass of orange juice when we arrived was a nice touch as well.
Pai is quite possibly our favorite place in Asia, and this hostel has an amazing view of the whole landscape. The social atmosphere is fantastic, and we met a ton of people that we hung out with for the entirety of our stay. The hostel is quite big and the number of staff seems to be quite small small, so things get done at a relatively slow pace, but that hardly takes away from how great this hostel is.
The staff were very helpful and knowledgable when helping us book our tours (ziplining and elephant riding), and even got us a discount. We stayed in their second building which felt a bit isolated from the main hostel, and in the room we stayed the internet wasn't very good and the sink in the bathroom drained on to the bathroom floor which was pretty gross considering the drain was also clogged.
Good hostel that gives back to the community. You can rest assured that your dollar is improving lives by staying here (employ many locals while providing them with benefits such as paid vacation leave, maternity pay, etc.). The pool is very clean and the movie room is better than at most hostels. Overall good stay.
The pub quiz night on Wednesday is really fun and the outdoor sitting area is pretty cool with a bunch of hammocks you can lay in. Big, clean rooms and the fans work really well to cool things down. We had asked if we could stay one more night, and although there was a bit of confusion about this the next day, the owner apologized and worked his butt off to get a newly renovated room fully completed so that we could stay the night and charged us next to nothing for that room. Amazing staff!
The white rabbit was a comfortable stay in Phnom Penh, with a great bar area and helpful staff. Zach in particular was a blast. Doesn't cost more than $2 to tuk-tuk anywhere you need to go within Phnom Penh, so although a bit removed from the river, it's not that big of a deal. Some great restaurants in the area as well.
Pleasant stay, right on the beach and directly beside Lam Tong, one of the best (and one of the cheapest) restaurants in Mui Ne. Bathrooms are cleaned daily, the private we stayed in for one night had a bit of a funny smell... But still, great spot right on the beach, plenty of loung chairs for chilling by the ocean... Good stay. Also offer a tour of the sand dunes for $7, which we thought was good value.
Good, clean hostel with a variety of cheap tour bookings offered in the Nha Trang area. We did the snorkelling one, which was quite good. With the dorm beds being in one line along one wall, this hostel offered more privacy than most dorms. Not really a party hostel, but cheap rooms and great location near the beach and in the heart of the party district.
Overall, pretty good hostel. About a 20 minute walk from old town, but you can rent bicycles here for $1 each... Can also bike to the beach in about half an hour. Definitely go to Cafe 41 across the street, beer for 3000 dong and really good, really cheap food. Our room was a but dingy and not the greatest place to meet people, but overall pretty decent.
This is, without a doubt, the best hostel I have ever stayed in. We walked in after having caught the sleeper bus from Hanoi and were greeted with a plate of fresh fruit while the room was prepared for us. The free breakfast is amazing, the staff is incredibly helpful and friendly... For about $7/night for a private room, this felt like the cheapest 4 star hotel we had ever stayed in. Guys carry your bags up to your room, free lemon juice any time you want... Incredible service.
We booked our tour of Halong Bay through this hostel and it was great. Free beer from 7:30-8:30 was awesome, and the hostel is a short walk from where the airport shuttle bus drops you off. Great value for what you get.
No common room, relatively unfriendly staff, an expensive stay compared to the rest of China and only a few dollars less than other options in Hong Kong. Good location in Mong Kok next to the subway, but this is probably my least favorite hostel of all that I've ever stayed at. Do yourself a favor, spend a couple extra dollars, and upgrade to a better hostel.
One of my best hostel experiences ever. My girlfriend and I stayed in a dorm for 4 and we only paid about $4.50 Canadian per night. The rooftop bar is fantastic, would attract backpackers from all over Yangshuo come the night time, so always a great party. Great beer-pong table, makes it much easier to meet people. Unfortunately we didn't meet Monkey Jane, but have heard nothing but good things. Booked our sleeper bus to Shenzhen through the front desk and everything worked out well.
My girlfriend and I had a private room which was very clean and cozy. We had to kill a massive spider on the second night, but you're in the mountains so bugs should be somewhat expected. This place kind of reminded us of a log cabin you'd find in Banff or Muskoka (back in Canada), which is a good thing! The receptionist was a bit clueless and the food here was HORRENDOUS. The lounge was pretty quiet (definitely not a party hostel), but great view of the terraces and great place to escape crowds
Not a whole lot going on in Guilin, but this is a clean hostel and great value for eat you get. The guy who runs the place, Mike, is quite friendly and speaks perfect English. Very helpful and booked our ticket to Dazhai Village (Longsheng) for us. We would never have known how to do it otherwise. Good hostel.
Good hostel, and great location near the main strip in the old part of town. Clean, for the most part, the games room is a bit dirty and the internet isn't the greatest, but overall not too bad of a place to stay.
Easily one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at. Very clean, great lounge area to relax, beers are very cheap and the atmosphere is social but not in your face party-party-party. The staff also helped us book our bus tickets to Huangshan and our train tickets to Guilin. It was national week, so this was quite a process, but we wouldn't have been able to do it without the staff. If you're staying in Shanghai, you should 100% stay here.
Good location (right next to the forbidden city, very close to the Wangfujing night market and tian'anmen square). The shower had bugs and was basically just a drain in the middle of the bathroom. Sounds like that might be most places in China though. They let us store our bags for the day after we checked out because our train for Shanghai didn't leave until the late afternoon and we still had some stuff we wanted to see in Beijing, which was very helpful.